For a Catholic, I read the BIble often when I was a pre-teen and later drifted off.. Unfortunately, it was the NAB. I am sure a lot of the scholarship behind it was well-intentioned, but it is a rather tin-eared englishing. Later on I moved up to the Catholic RSV, but went into long periods of using the KJV. Had I begun with the KJV my reading habits would have been stronger and my memory of what I read better. Although I am of the first generation of Catholics, probably, who had a strong treatment of Scripture in school, it is unfortunate that it took the form of "baby higher criticism". I hold no brief for Protestantism, but of the many I knew with that kind of upbringing using the KJV and almost reading Scripture as "literature with devotion", the personalities and some of the verses would have stuck with me better. So much of the KJV pops up throughout English and American literature. Now that I attend Orthodox services the English readings are KJV, but the devotional daily readings I encounter are probably NKJV or Orthodox study Bible. If I had my druthers, it would be KJV all the way.